Boozy aged eggnog

Boozy aged eggnog

It's December 1st! Mr. Chuckles and I put up our tree in mid-November, but we can now openly start our official Christmas countdown. It has been snowing and miserable outside all day, so this evening is an opportune time cuddle up on the sofa to begin our holiday movie festival. Tonight's viewing is The Family [...]

Rosewater meringue cookies

Rosewater meringue cookies

The first time I remember having a meringue based dessert was during a prix-fixe lunch, where the included dessert was a pavlova cake. Usually topped with whipped cream and fruit, pavlova is a popular dish in Australia and New Zealand (another place on my travel bucket list!) often served during celebratory and holiday meals. Meringue [...]

Classic Thai iced tea

Classic Thai iced tea

Today’s recipe is one of mine, so it’s super quick and easy. We may be in the dead of winter, but a sweet iced tea is always enjoyable in my books. The best Thai iced tea I’ve found in Toronto is at Pai, where I tried it for the first time. There’s also Nam Wan, [...]

Gâteau Basque with warm sherry cream

Gâteau Basque with warm sherry cream

Gâteau Basque is a traditional dessert originating from the Northern Basque region of France, with a variation also common in the Southern Basque region of Spain. Constructed from layers of a wheat flour based cake, it is typically filled with black cherry jam or pastry cream. We were introduced to Gâteau Basque at Bar Isabel, [...]